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COUNTY ROAD 103, IOLA, GRIMES COUNTY, TEXAS. This old cemetery was restored by Dale Ray Chaney. The oldest known burial is that of Isom Calvin Davis 16 Mar 1850, son of Christopher James Davis and his wife Harriet Gordon. Christopher James Davis was born in North Carolina the son of Christopher Davis and Frances Henderson. The Davis family was in Texas by 1849 when they are counted on the tax rolls of Grimes County, Texas.


DAVIS, C. J. 28 May 1816 - 23 Mar 1855 [h/o Harriet Gordon m. 11 Apr 1836 Sumter, Alabama, s/o Christopher Davis and Frances Henderson]

DAVIS, Harriet 1820 - 11 Oct 1862 [Harriet Gordon w/o Christopher James Davis]

DAVIS, Isom Calvin 19 Aug 1847 - 16 Mar 1850 [s/o Christopher and Harriet Davis]

CHANEY, Francis Priscilla 9 Mar 1839 - 13 Jun 1881 [Francis Priscilla Davis w/o Hiram C. Chaney, Sr., m. 4 Jan 1855 Grimes Co., Texas book H, page 199, d/o Christopher and Harriet Davis]

CHANEY, Hiram C. , Sr. 10 Dec 1832 - 23 Feb 1912 [h/o Francis Priscilla Davis, s/o Christopher and Rebecca Chaney] PVT CO B TEXAS CAV CSA.

CHANEY, Hiram M. - Died 3 Oct 1867 age 1 yr 7mos 7 days [s/o Hiram C. Chaney, Sr. and Francis Priscilla Davis]

GOOCH, Hattie R. 28 Oct 1859 - 28 Feb 1886 [Hattie R. Chaney d/o Hiram C. Chaney Sr. and Francis Priscilla Davis, w/o Ira Gooch m. 27 Mar 1880 Grimes County, Texas]

GOOCH, Infant (son) Born and Died 28 Jan 1886 [shares a stone with Hattie R. Gooch]

There are two unknown burials inside the fence. There is a petrified rock above the grave of Isom Calvin Davis. There is a hand carved stone with W. Chan which appears the carver ran out of room. There is a burial outside the fence marked with a carved stone set in the ground.

Submitted by Brenda Coon

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